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Fort Paladin

(2003)

Kinetic Sculpture

6' x 6' x 5'

About

Keywords: Tolkien, Christ, Your Empire and Your Desktop

Fort Paladin is a medieval computer castle automaton trained to kill and master the American army 's recruitment training game "America's Army" using elecro-mechanics and a custom written expert system.

GodsEye is borrowed from the computer gaming term God's eye perspective which positions the player as a God/General/Wizard floating above the world - awarded total control over cities, armies and minions. GodsEyecosists of several computer sculptures that make up a techno-/neo-medieval landscape built around the functional hardware elements of a computer desktop environment: keyboard, mouse, monitor, tower, etc. Formally, it draws from the subcultures of custom computer case modifications, hardware hacking, computer game modification and sampling.

Texts

Martha Schwendener - review (Artforum.com)

Kevin Temple - review (Toronto NOW)

Peter Goddard- review (Toronto Star)

"A Touch of Medieval"